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Responsibility Sharing Report July 2003

Data Notes, Country Summaries, Selected Indicators, and Additional Statistics Header

This Annex is organized into four sections, described below.

A. Data Notes. This section presents sources and notes pertaining to the data used in the Report and summarized in this Annex.

B. Country Summaries. This section provides summary information for responsibility sharing contributions on a country-by-country basis.

Military forces measures shown in these tables reflect a country’s share of total contributions relative to its share of ability to contribute. Thus, a ratio between 0.8 and 1.19 indicates that a country’s contribution is roughly in balance with its ability to contribute. Generally speaking, the Department gives a nation credit for “substantial contributions” relative to its ability to contribute when it achieves a ratio of 1.2 or greater. Ratios below 0.8 indicate very low effort relative to ability to contribute.

Note: With the exception of cost sharing estimates, all dollar figures shown in the country summary charts are in 2002 dollars, using 2002 exchange rates. Cost sharing figures reflect 2001 contributions, and are calculated using 2001 dollars and exchange rates.

C. Selected Indicators. Data upon which many of the Report’s assessments are based involve a comparison of a country’s contributions relative to the total contributions of all nations in the Report . A country’s contribution is expressed as a share of the total contributions of all nations in the Report (e.g., share of total defense spending, share of personnel contributions to multinational peace operations). These data are presented in Tables C-1 through C-4.

D. Additional Statistics. This section provides data values upon which many of the Selected Indicators are based. Most of the tables in this section also provide information such as subtotals and shares. The subtotals and grand total in Tables D-2, and D-5 are actually weighted averages. For example, the raw data for defense spending is summed for each group of nations and then divided by the sum of GDP for the same group of nations. This provides a more accurate figure than calculating an average based on the percentages portrayed.

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